The 9th annual conference of the Forum on Cambodia took place in Phnom Penh on Janaury
25-28, l999 at the Sunway Hotel. Between 350-400 representatives from governments,
professional associations, local and international NGOs, aid agencies, businesses,
universities, and research institutes from Asia, Europe and North America attended.
This year's conference was entitled "The Partnership Approach to Poverty Alleviation
and Development: Sharing Experiences and Fostering Cooperation". The agenda
included panels on subjects such as: integrating aid into national plans, private
business as a motor for development, organizations working at the grassroots levels,
addressing social evils, and the challenge of maintaining health care in rural areas.